Say Yes to FCS Recruiting Toolkit

o Program supporters who are not educators or planning to become an educator can use the “Say Yes to FCS” profile image on Twitter and Facebook. Profile photo can be used throughout the campaign. o Program participants share photos or videos illustrating what they’ve learned through family and consumer sciences programs/organizations…all possible because of a family and consumer sciences educator. • November: Family & Consumer Sciences + Teamwork = A Formula for Success o Share accomplishments made in family and consumer sciences education through teamwork and collaboration. o Share testimonials, photos, and videos validating contributions of teaming projects in family and consumer sciences. o Program alumni share testimonials confirming the positive impact of teamwork skills developed in family and consumer sciences. • December” Strengthening Families & Communities (Family & Consumer Sciences Day) o Implement and share the special “Dining In for Healthy Families” project or other activities promoting the value of family/group mealtime in strengthening families and communities. o Share photos or videos illustrating community service projects implemented through family and consumer sciences education programming. o Use #FCSday and #healthyfamselfie in addition to #SayYestoFCS when appropriate.

General Ideas Using Social Media

Challenge yourself to share an FCS education story in 140 characters or thread your story throughout the day with multiple tweets. Use the hashtag

#SayYestoFCS. Sample Tweets:

• Say Yes to FCS! #SayYestoFCS • I chose to be a #FamilyConsumerSciences educator because I’m passionate about teaching people essential skills. #SayYestoFCS • College and career ready thanks to FCS ed! #SayYestoFCS • Rigor, relevance, and relationships in one package – FCS education! #SayYestoFCS • Improving the quality of life – one individual, family, & community at a time. #SayYestoFCS Include a status update and tag friends who are FCS educators, prospective educators, advocates, or parents of FCS students. Don’t forget to tag local programs, media, or supportive businesses with the @ symbol and their name. Post on your legislator’s Facebook wall. Sample Updates: • I was inspired to #SayYestoFCS by {insert mentor, role model, etc.).

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